Contact: Lisa Tipton

Phone: (325) 643-0413

Date: Aug. 8, 2018

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin a project to improve SH 36 in Comanche County. The 10 mile project will begin at the Eastland County line and end at FM 1477. This project will rehabilitate the existing roadway with a base overlay, two course surface treatments, and a hot mix overlay. 

The $5,024,304 project was awarded to Jay Mills Contracting, Corp. of Stephenville, Texas. The project will begin on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 and is anticipated to be completed, weather permitting, in the fall of 2019.  Projects of this nature are designed to enhance the safety of the traveling public.

The speed limit in the work zone will be lowered for the safety of motorists and work crews. One portion of the construction will include a reduced speed zone of 65 mph. Another portion will be reduced to 50 mph, which includes the use of temporary traffic signals at the bridge. In this section, motorists should be prepared to come to a stop. 

TxDOT asks the traveling public to be alert, follow all traffic signs, and adjust speed with any new traffic pattern during construction. When driving through a work zone, some simple steps to take are: slow down, pay attention, avoid distractions such as cell phones, be patient, and plan ahead.

TxDOT appreciates the patience of motorists and encourages attention to all warning signs within the construction work zone while crews work diligently to complete this work as quickly and as safely as possible.


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